Organization leadership is more than just getting employee to do what you want and achieve goals, it is finding out who they are, helping them discover and reach their potentials, becoming the model they can follow.
Organizational Leadership helps followers become part of something bigger than they could do on their own and rewarding them for being contributors on the team. In short, you are endeavoring to add value to them in any way you can.
In other to run an effective organization, there are principles you must learn. Let us discuss these principles in details;
1) Have a clear Purpose
Purpose is the foundation of organization leadership, it tells your followers why they should go towards the vision of the company. Not only does that help to make sense of what they are being asked to do, but it also helps them to stay on target. It helps them to make adjustments, improvise and innovate as they encounter obstacles
2) Transfer the vision
Vision is the heart of organization leadership, it is purpose in pictures. It is how you and your followers are supposed to bring the purpose and vision of the company to reality. In other to do this the leader has to have clarity of vision, i.e. what you want them to know and what you want them to do. A leader must not only cast vision on the future but must connect the past, present and future.
3) Set Goals
Without goals and a strategy to achieve them, vision isn't measurable or attainable. When you give people a process, they realize that the vision is realistic and that increases there confidence in you and the vision
Passion is the catalyst for organization leadership; passion is the root of self-motivation and energy that fuels persistence, consistency, resilience and action. Passion is the source of leadership drive. You inspire people through your passion for the vision. You express your passion through your words and actions.
5) Leadership is people's business
Relationship building is always the foundation of effective leadership. Leaders who ignore the relational aspect of leadership tend to rely on their position instead. True leaders are competent, but they are also intentionally connected to the people they lead.
To connect with people, you must travel at their speed, express your care for them, create a healthy balance of personal and professional interest, Tend to the people and they will tend to the business.
6) See the best in everyone in your organization
Leaders that see the best in others have a positive, uplifting attitude that creates a positive working environment where everyone on the team has a place, purpose and where everyone shares in the win.
As a leader you must see your followers as who they can be. Let them borrow your belief in them, someone said that believe in someone else believe until our believe kicks in. Believe in your followers until there believe kicks in. Encourage them when they do the right things.
7) Develop each team member as a leader.
Getting the job done makes you a success. Getting the job done makes you a leader, but developing the people while helping those gets the job done at the highest level makes you an exceptional leader.
When you develop others, they become better, they do the job better and both you and the organization benefit. Everybody wins. You become the kind of leader that others seek out and want to follow because of the way you add value to people.
8) Place people in their strength
Successful leaders find the strength zone of the people they lead. When you place individuals in their area of strength you change their lives. Their jobs become rewarding and fulfilling.
It often makes the difference between someone who hates going to work and someone who loves it. The other benefit is that you help the organization because the best in your followers are discovered.
9) Model the behavior you desire
When a leader's identity and actions are consistent, the results he gets are consistent, when they are inconsistent, then so as the result. Just as consistency can create power in your personal life, it can also create power in organization leadership.
Leaders set the tone and the pace for all the people working for them. Therefore, they need to be what they want to see. Therefore a leader’s behavior determines the culture in your organization.
Your attitude determines the atmosphere, your character determines the trust, your work ethic determines the productivity and your growth determines the potential.
10) Reward for results
Whatever actions leaders reward will be repeated. That's why it is very important to reward results and do it the right way.
When you reward your people, you not only inspire them to do the things that are right for the organization but also to work harder and to feel better about the job they are doing. Rewarding for result makes you a more effective and more influential leader.
You can become a successful organization leader, but you must go through a process to become a successful leader. It takes a lot of work and it doesn't happen overnight. But it is worth every bit of the effort.
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